Student Accommodation

  • Oxford offers a variety of accommodation options and living arrangements to cater for the differing needs of postgraduate students. Many colleges offer accommodation to students for all or part of their course, however it is not possible to guarantee accommodation to all applicants.
  • Some colleges make limited provision for specific requirements, such as student couples or families, and there is accommodation specifically adapted for students with disabilities.
  • Please refer to the university website for further details, including information about college rent and other charges.

Postgraduate Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £10,421
Mixed £10,421
Laboratory £9,250
Clinical £7,216
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Over 1,000 graduate scholarships are available, including full scholarships which cover course and college fees and provide a grant for living costs. Scholarships cover the full academic range of Oxford’s graduate courses and are open to students of all nationalities.
  • Over two-thirds of Oxford scholarships require only the standard course application; if students fulfil the eligibility criteria, they will automatically be considered.
  • All Oxford scholarships worth over £1,000 are advertised through the Fees, Funding and Scholarship search, which can be found on the university website. Applicants can use this tool to check their eligibility for scholarships that require an additional application, and find full details of how to apply.
  • The vast majority of Oxford scholarships are awarded to applicants who submit their course application by the January deadline; some additional scholarships are also offered by departments, details of which can be found on the relevant university departmental websites.


Over 320 postgraduate courses are available in a wide range of subjects, across the four academic divisions:

  • Humanities;
  • Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences;
  • Medical Sciences;
  • Social Sciences.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

10,144 postgraduate students in 2015–16:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 80%
  • Part Time 20%


  • UK 43%
  • EU 19%
  • Other 38%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Social studies 500 915 1415
Historical & philosophical studies 490 600 1090
Physical sciences 825 150 975
Business & administrative studies 35 825 860
Languages 390 400 790
Subjects allied to medicine 420 350 770
Biological sciences 530 140 670
Computer science 195 300 495
Education 75 415 495
Law 140 300 445
Medicine & dentistry 405 35 440
Mathematical sciences 240 145 385
Engineering & technology 365 5 365
Creative arts & design 55 85 140
Architecture, building & planning 5 35 35
Mass communications & documentation 15 15 35
Agriculture & related subjects 0 25 25

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

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